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Sunroof question regarding built in wind deflector

Michael92

Member
Joined
Mar 24, 2018
Hi there,

I was looking at the greenbook and noticed that some sunroof cars
have a built-in wind deflector and some cars don't. In the greenbook
screenshot you'll see the deflector is Part #2. Likewise, in the picture
with the two red cars you can see one has the deflector(car on top) and
one doesn't (car on bottom). I have a 1983 factory turbo car with the black
headlineer and sunroof without the deflector. I was wondering...

1. Was the deflector a factory option. Why do some cars have it and some cars don't? and
2. Is this something I can add if I source the parts?

Looking forward to reading your responses,
Michael

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hiperfauto

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Nov 18, 2011
Location
So Cal
All of the sunroof cars have the built in deflector. When the plastic accessory deflector that mounts on top of the roof is installed the first step in the instructions is to remove the existing deflector. When the plastic one cracks and is removed most people didn't save the original built in deflector so they end up without it.
 

Michael92

Member
Joined
Mar 24, 2018
Oh that makes sense and this car did have the accessory deflector and I removed it! How easy do you forsee it is to get the factory deflector? Thanks for the response! Also do you know how many parts the assembly is? Not many good pictures online to really get a good look
 
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hiperfauto

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Nov 18, 2011
Location
So Cal
It should be very easy to get a deflector from any 240 with a sunroof and attach it with 4 screws. It's just 3 parts, the deflector and the 2 arms.

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Michael92

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Mar 24, 2018
I'll keep an eye out for one. I have only seen a handful of 240 Volvos show up in local yards with sunroofs and lately Volvo 240s barely show up at all! May need to create a wanted post!
 

yamahapro

Keepin it classy!
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Sep 15, 2008
Location
Oxnard
If I may ask. Do turbo 240s have tan exterior molding on top of the sunroof rails? like a GL or are they black?
 

dl242gt

Old and boxy but good.
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Jun 21, 2002
Location
S NJ, a suburb of Phila.
All of the sunroof cars have the built in deflector. When the plastic accessory deflector that mounts on top of the roof is installed the first step in the instructions is to remove the existing deflector. When the plastic one cracks and is removed most people didn't save the original built in deflector so they end up without it.

Ah ha, so this is what happened to my car. I always wondered why it wasn't there. My
turbo had the factory accessory blue wind deflector on the roof which cracked and then
I replaced it with an aftermarket one. The factory blue was neat.
 

hiperfauto

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Nov 18, 2011
Location
So Cal
I'm pretty sure they're all the same off white color. There's only one part number for each of the cover pieces.
 
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